Japan Now Has Pork Curry Flavored Cola
Japan finally has a beverage as bizarre as its fried chicken ice cream and sake-flavored Kit Kat bars. Nerdist reports that a Japanese beverage company recently invented a cola that reportedly tastes like a dish called Kanazawa curry, which Rocketnews 24 describes as a fried pork cutlet in a curry roux with a tangy sauce on top and cabbage on the side.
Tombow, the company responsible for the new carbonated drink, lists some of the ingredients as sugar (fructose and glucose), spices, caramel coloring, acidulant (an additive that provides a tangy taste), and xanthan gum as a thickening agent. There's no mention of pork, curry, or cabbage, which is probably a good thing for those with less adventurous taste buds. Only 100,000 bottles of the cola will be made, and a 20-pack will set you back $35 on the Tombow website.
As Nerdist points out, this drink was revealed on April Fool's Day, so it could be a joke—but given all the weird and wonderful snacks available in Japan, the chances of it being fake are slim to none. If you're brave enough to try the pork-flavored soda but would also like to share the experience, we'd be happy to provide an address where you can mail any leftover bottles. Trying scary and confusing drinks together is what friends are for.
Images via Tombow